Elon Musk has been criticized on social media after China complained that its space station was forced to avoid collisions with satellites launched by its Starlink Internet Services project.
China submitted a document to the UN space agency earlier this month stating that the satellites Mr. Musk’s split There were two “close visits” with the Chinese space station on July 1 and October 21
The incidents behind the complaints lodged with the UN space agency have not yet been independently verified.
Starlink is a satellite internet network owned by Elon Musk SpaceX.
Elon Musk is well-known in China, but is under increasing scrutiny from regulatory authorities for its Tesla electric car manufacturer.
Starlink and the US have been heavily criticized on China’s Weibo microblogging platform Twitter.
As news of the filing spread, there was a flurry of users from the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, with one user describing the Starlink satellite as “a heap of space junk” and another describing it as “American space warfare weapons”.
“The risks of Starlink are slowly coming out, the whole human race will pay for their business activities.”
China has also accused the United States of endangering astronauts by ignoring obligations under the space contract.
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Scientists have expressed concern about the dangers of collisions in space, citing global governments as a percentage of the estimated 30,000 satellites and particles from various fields that can orbit the earth.
SpaceX has already launched about 1,900 satellites as part of the Starlink network, and plans to install thousands more.
Last month, the US space agency NASA abruptly postponed a space walk from the International Space Station due to concerns about space debris.